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Melbourne Ghost Tour

Highlights
  • Explore the supernatural side of Melbourne during this 1.5- to 2-hour tour
  • Choose from three tours—Old Melbourne, Pentridge Prison, and Williamstown
  • Hear legendary tales of ghosts, gangsters, and corpses donated to science
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Melbourne Ghost Tour
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Old Melbourne TourMost Popular
1.5 hour walking tour of Melbourne. Departs from Federation Square at 8:30pm
From $26.48
Williamstown Ghost Tour
2 hour walking tour. Departs at 8:30pm from Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Center, corner Nelson Place and Syme Street, Williamstown
From $26.48
Pentridge Prison Tour
2 hour tour. Departs from Pentridge Prison D Division, Corner Urquhart Street and Wardens Walk South, Coburg at 7:30pm. Adults only
From $35.31
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Overview
Spend a spooky evening searching Melbourne for ghosts and ghouls during this haunting tour of Melbourne. Hear tales and legends of the city’s dark past while following your entertaining guide through one of three eerie locations. Choose from the Old Melbourne, Williamstown, and Pentridge Prison tours, and uncover the mysteries and that surround each hallowed spot.
What to Expect

For the Old Melbourne tour, meet at Federation Square. As you explore town, hear about Frederick Federici, an opera singer who has been haunting the Princess Theatre since 1888. Learn about the old city and the tragic past of the poorhouses that gave up their dead for medical advancement. Optionally upgrade to a dinner at a pub before the tour.

The Pentridge Prison tour starts in Coburg and reveals dark tales of some of Australia’s most infamous prisoners. Walk the spooky corridors as you listen to stories about bushranger Ned Kelly, gangster Chopper Reed, and more.

Or head to Williamstown to tour this Victorian seaport. Explore old cemeteries, hidden alleyways, the oldest morgue in Victoria, the Timeball Tower, and the city’s only opium den. Upgrade to a dinner at a local pub that is, of course, said to be haunted.

Itinerary
Old Melbourne Tour
Meet your guide at Federation Square to begin your 1.5-hour journey into old Melbourne. Hear the mysterious account of Federici, a famous opera singer who disappeared from the stage through a trap door and died. Legend goes that he's been spotted on stage several times since the incident. On the 19th-century streets, poor houses provided bodies in the name of advancing medical science; opium dens cultivated their own style of mystical unrest. Get a glimpse into the Melbourne of yesteryear as you walk the dark streets with your entertaining and informative guide. Upgrade with an optional dinner at Melbourne’s pub, the Young and Jacksons, known for a haunting tale or two! Dinner starts two hours before the walking tour. Tour available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening. 

Pentridge Prison Tour
Make your own way to Pentridge Prison in Coburg, about 20 minutes by car from the center of Melbourne, to meet your guide for a 2-hour, adult-only walking tour. Famous Australian criminals were incarcerated here during the century and a half that the prison was open. It's no wonder that hauntings are reported here! Hear captivating stories from your informative guide about notorious prisoners like gangster Chopper Reed, bushranger Ned Kelly, and the last man executed at the prison, Ronald Ryan. You'll have some time for a spine-tingling stroll through the hallways of this eerie locale. Try not to think about the 44 bodies that are buried on the grounds! Tour available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening.

Williamstown Tour
Visit forgotten cemeteries, abandoned morgues, and hidden alleys in Victoria's historic seaport. Begin your 2-hour tour at the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Center and take a leisurely stroll by lamp light through the original capital of Victoria, King William's Town. Once a lively town full of drunken sailors, convicts, and ladies of the night, Williamstown's lively history reveals a darker side. Your expert guide leads you on this walking tour that includes visits to Victoria's oldest morgue, Melbourne's only opium den, and the Timeball Tower. Upgrade to include an optional dinner at the Steam Packet, a pub haunted by the ghost of an opera singer. Tour available every Friday and Saturday evening.
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Reviews (36)
1 - 5 of 9 reviews
Reviewed September 30, 2018
Ok experience, but wouldn't recommend for anything other than a history lesson.

Tour guide was good, but stories were not always relevant to Melbourne ghosts. Nothing overly scary or revealing about Melbourne's past. Was a bit of a skeptic going in, but kept an open mind, even more of a skeptic now though.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Amanda W
Lantern G, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Hi Amanda, thanks for joining us on the Old Melbourne ghost tour, We are happy to hear you found our ghost host to be excellent Happy Haunting! Liz

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile
No help whatsoever

Our flight was delayed (supposed to leave Hobart at 1:30pm and then due to a flight cancellation and then a schedule change, we were unable to arrive on time for the tour. As soon as we found out, we called to advise that we couldn’t...More

Thank Montreal_Aussie
Lantern G, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Sorry to hear you missed your tour, Lantern Tours does have a date change policy on all tickets, we would be happy to make you a discounted offer if you like to contact our staff, contact details also on tickets Kind Regards,

Reviewed June 25, 2018
Melb. Ghost Tour

Our tour was Sat 23/06/2018 @ 8.30 with Chloe, I have to say a big thank you to our guide, given she has trams, horses, beeping cars(welcome to Melbourne) rowdy passes by, she held the group interested throughout the whole experience, she has great knowledge...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tracy H
Lantern G, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Hi Tracy, Thank you for taking the time to review the Old Melbourne ghost tour. It is only through feedback from guests such as yourself that we are able to offer fun, entertaining ghost tours. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your tour...More

Reviewed May 2, 2018
Fantastic Spooky Tour

Great tour with an excellent guide. Takes you through the hidden laneways and encounter some ghostly tales on the way. Was busy due to other events going on in the city but would definitely recommend.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank robricketts124
Lantern G, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Hello and thank you for your review on our Old Melbourne ghost tour. It's great to hear your enjoyed your evening and found our ghost host to be an excellent guide, We hope to see you again on another Lantern Ghost tour, Happy Haunting!

Reviewed April 6, 2018
More a gruesome history and back alleys tour than a ghost tour, but still good

The central Melbourne ghost tour is more a gruesome history and back alleys tour than a ghost tour, but still good (3.5 out of 5 or better for non-believers). The things we used to do to each other on those pitch black, unsupervised evenings! :-(...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Travler104
Lantern G, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Hello and thank you for your review on the Old Melbourne ghost tour. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the gruesome history of hidden Melbourne and you found your ghost host Chloe has some interesting stories to share throughout this tour. We hope to...More

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